Manchester 62 F.C.

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Manchester 62 Football Club
Manchester 62 FC badge.png
Full name Manchester 62 Football Club
Nickname(s) Manchester 62,
The Red Devils of Gibraltar
Founded 1962
Ground Victoria Stadium,
Winston Churchill Avenue, Gibraltar
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman John Charles Camilleri
Manager Juan Carlos Camacho
League Gibraltar Premier Division
2015–16 6th
Website Club home page
United play their home games in the Victoria Stadium

Manchester 62 F.C.[1] is a football club based in Gibraltar. The club was previously known as Manchester United (Gibraltar) F.C. in honour of Manchester United, having officially changed from the 2013–14 season. The club's crest was altered also to reflect the name change. Manchester 62 is currently a member of the Gibraltar Premier Division. The club, like all others in the territory, currently play at the Victoria Stadium on Winston Churchill Avenue.


The club was founded as Manchester United F.C. in 1962,[2] named in honour of the English club Manchester United by a group of supporters, after the manager Matt Busby gave them permission to use the name.[3] They play in the Gibraltar Football League's First Division.[4] United play their home games in the Victoria Stadium.[5] In 2013, UEFA gave the Gibraltar Football League one place each in the qualifying rounds of both the Europa League and the Champions League, meaning that, for the first time, the two clubs could potentially meet in the same competition.[6]

Club names[edit]

  • 1962–2000 : Manchester United (Gibraltar) Football Club.
  • 2000–2002 : Manchester United Eurobet Football Club.[7]
  • 2002–2008 : Manchester United (Gibraltar) Football Club.
  • 2009–2013 : Manchester United Digibet Football Club.[8]
  • 2013– : Manchester 62 Football Club.


The club is currently sponsored by the Gibraltarian branch of the Spanish fuel company CEPSA.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 Gibraltar DF Jack Sergeant
8 Gibraltar MF Aaron Payas
10 Argentina FW Cristian Toncheff
11 Spain MF Estiven Morente
12 Spain DF Aaron Duran
14 Gibraltar MF Thomas Isola
15 Spain DF Francisco Meijas
16 Gibraltar MF Gareth Lopez
17 Spain FW Alvaro Navarro
19 Gibraltar MF Liam Clarke
No. Position Player
22 Gibraltar DF Philip Pedersen
23 Gibraltar MF Brian Perez
26 Gibraltar GK Dayle Coleing
36 Belgium DF Carl Hoefkens
63 Gibraltar FW Jamie Coombes
71 Greece GK Marios Souris
74 Gibraltar MF Kieron Garcia
80 Spain GK Juan Mateo
88 Gibraltar MF Shaun De Los Santos



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